Originally Posted by Vortex3D
We can't watch movie like MI for story. The story will always be absurd. If it not, the action wouldn't make sense. Seriously, someone will drive their cars into each other just stop the other? And get away with a minor headache? With most audience today who loves action movies, they don't want realistic story. When you get injured, you stay injured, not magically healed after a few minutes later. That's video game.
Is Redbox still renting "rental" edition Blu-rays? I read the "rental" edition uses BD 25 only which highly compress the picture.
Originally Posted by Hi_Def_Boss
LOL, well said. This storyline is even more preposterous than most, however. The russian vs. u.s. tensions angle goes beyond being implausible to just being plain silly. It is such a transparent excuse for the action sequences (blowing things up, car chases and such), it really does insult the audience.
Can actors pushing 50 really serve as plausible action heroes? I suppose so. To me, it doesn't make a lot of sense, but fans of this movie are willing to overlook quite a bit it seems, for the sake of 'action.'
To me, 'action' sequences should always serve an interesting, compelling storyline. And ghost protocol's premise is so goofy, it was difficult, if not "impossible" to suspend disbelief.
Originally Posted by haineshisway
Well, here's the thing: Which disc did you play? The packaging on the last few titles I've gotten has been VERY odd - when you open the package all you see is the disc on the right - any sane person would just assume that's the Blu-ray without even giving it thought because you can't even SEE the disc on the left because it's covered with a paper for the digital copy. Why would anyone make the first thing you see in a package the fershluganah DVD. Anyway, my point is, maybe you played the DVD rather than the Blu. It happened to me recently on another disc - I couldn't understand all the PQ raves because what I was watching looked like an upscaled DVD - which, of course, I later found out, it was.
As for the film, well, loud and reference doesn't equal good. In fact, it's pretty terrible every step of the way. I always find it amusing when action fans can accept the most absurd plotting, awful acting, terrible writing, and stunts that no human being could ever do, but then will complain in a classic musical when people start to sing. I find people bursting into song more believable than someone leaping fifty-feet, smashing themselves on the ground, then getting up with a few scuff marks, let alone being alive. It is to laugh. And sorry, Russians and nuclear threats may have been effective in the 1960s but in 2012 if that's the best that the writers could come up with then they should perhaps look for another line of work. I also laughed out loud at the score - in Russia? Sure, just add the cliche Russian chorus. In India? Whip out the sitar. Whatever happened to real film scoring. This film felt much more like the insufferable J.J. Abrams rather than Brad Bird.
well if all redbox bds are compressed bd25s, that would certainly explain the lack of reference video i got on ghost protocol and the crappy dragon tattoo bd. i think i.m done with redbox. rented tinker, tailor on bd for the 3rd time from redbox, and every one of them wouldn't play in my panny bd 35. when i call to complain, the customer service is great and they give me credit, but their quality control is really atrocious. for all i know it could be the same disk i rented 3 times which they won't pull from their inventory cause they are too lazy or incompetent.
i guess i'm forced back to nf for my rentals. just can't take the quality of the bds redbox is providing.
which means i will have to re-rent ghost and sit through all that drivel of a plot just to get a proper viewing of a high quality bd transfer. can't argue with the actions sequences though.
and mastermaybe, well you're right about having to have a certain amount of disbelief to watch action/fantasy movies but come on, the writers here didn't even try. the chose the quick and easy route, so i don't think this script
meets the relatively low bar of plausibility we accept in exchange for our thriller movie.
and nope i didn' play the dvd, their was only one disk in the case, and it had the br logo on it.